Lead & Seed is an intervention for middle and high school youth that is based on SAMSHA’s Strategic Prevention Framework. Lead & Seed is designed to increase youth’s knowledge and problem-solving skills for preventing substance use and substance-related behaviors in their communities, guide them to developing prevention plans, and help them to implement these plans.
Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS) for the University is a multimedia, school-based prevention program designed to help college students receiving the training to make safe, sound decisions regarding their own high-risk drinking behavior (e.g., underage drinking, drinking to intoxication, drunk driving) and enable them to intervene to prevent this high-risk behavior among their peers and friends. The program has three modules which can be delivered over one 2-hour session: (1) information about alcohol and other drugs, alcohol’s effects, and jurisdiction-specific laws related to alcohol; (2) skills needed to recognize when an intervention is indicated and then implement such an intervention; and (3) a behavioral rehearsal module in which students practice intervention skills they have discussed and observed. The overall goal is to reduce alcohol consumption among college students and the high-risk behavior related to alcohol use.
Project Venture is an outdoor experiential prevention program designed primarily for 5th- to 8th-grade American Indian youth. The program is designed to foster the development of positive self-concept, effective social interaction skills, a community service ethic, an internal locus of control, and improved decision-making and problem-solving skills. Students participate in classroom-based activities, experiential activities such as camping and hiking, adventure camps and wilderness treks, and community service learning. The overall goal is to develop the social and emotional competence that facilitates youths’ resistance to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.
Across Ages is a school- and community-based substance abuse prevention program for youth ages 9 to 13. Youth are paired with older adult mentors and participate in community service, recreational activities, and social competence training. The overall goal is to increase protective factors for high-risk students to prevent, reduce, or delay the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, and the problems associated with substance use.